18 Nov Is Chiropractic safe?
The question ‘Is Chiropractic safe’ is one that almost every one of my new patients wants to know. If you asked someone who has never seen a Chiropractor before if they thought it was safe they would probably say ‘No’ and that getting your neck cracked can cause a stroke.
If you asked your GP the same question you may get the honest answer about the safety of Chiropractic…or you may not.
The fear about Chiropractic neck adjustments is that it can cause a splitting of the artery that travels up your spine to supply your brain. To play devils advocate, if the patient already had a split in their artery and they received a Chiropractic neck adjustment there is a chance that the split would get worse, however the same would also occur with checking your blind spot in your car or sneezing.
There have been several huge studies performed that look into the issue of Chiropractic causing a stroke. Their findings were;
Statistically the chances of a severe adverse reaction following neck manipulation isonly about 1 in 5.85 million adjustments. (1)
SO, IS CHIROPRACTIC SAFE?